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Chapter 10: Renewal, Suspension, Revocation, and Termination of Authorization

Section 17: General Provisions

61. The operation of facilities and application of activities for which authorization is suspended or re-voked are prohibited.

62. The suspension or revocation of authorization:

(a) Does not exempt the authorized person from the requirement to comply with the condi-tions outlined in the authorization. 

(b) Is independent of any additional enforcement actions or other legal implications imposed by the Law.

Section 18: Renewal of Authorization 

63. The updated versions of the documents used to support the initial request for authorization, shall be submitted during application for authorization renewal, as applicable.

64. In addition to the information and supporting documents submitted for authorization renewal, the applicant shall submit the following to the NRRC:

(a) A report summarizing possible nonconformities and associated corrective actions that have taken place;

(b) Adopted optimization measures;

(c) An evaluation of individual and workplace monitoring results; and

(d) Any additional information required to assess radiation safety and security past perfor-mance.

65. The application for renewal of authorization shall be submitted to the NRRC no later than three (3) months before the end of the authorization's validity period or at the time frame determined by the NRRC.

66. The NRRC, after evaluating the information and supporting documents for the renewal of an au-thorization may request a different type of authorization than that initially granted to the appli-cant.

67. Renewal to authorization is granted after the NRRC concludes that safety and security are en-sured, safeguard requirements are complied, and the conclusion has been verified by inspection if required.

68. The validity period of a renewed authorization:

(a) May differ from that of the initial authorization granted; and

(b) Is subject to NRRC modification based on the facility's previous performance and the ra-diological safety and security level achieved.

69. If the authorization of a facility and/or activity expires, the application shall be submitted to the NRRC for:

(a) A new authorization; or

(b) The termination of the authorization.

Section 19: Suspension of Authorization 

70. The NRRC may suspend authorization wholly or partly if:

(a) It is deemed that continued activity under the authorization would pose an unacceptable risk to people or the environment;

(b) In the event of the following non-compliance:

i. Failure to satisfy to one or more of the conditions of authorization.

ii. Submission of invalid information.

iii. Failure to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.

71. If authorizations are granted for several facilities and/or activities, the suspension shall apply to each facility and/or activity in accordance with Article 71 (a) and (b).

72. Upon notification from NRRC on the intention to suspend the authorization, along with the ra-tionale for the suspension, the authorized person shall implement necessary corrective actions in response to the notification.

73. The authorized person shall comply to the grace period provided by the NRRC to take the neces-sary corrective actions before further decision to suspend the authorization is taken by the NRRC.

74. Within the defined grace period, a report shall be submitted to the NRRC that includes actions taken in response to the reasons leading to the suspension of the authorization and the associat-ed results.

75. The NRRC may prolong the grace period to allow for the completion of the necessary corrective actions.

76. The authorization shall be suspended if the corrective actions taken in response to the notifica-tion in Article 73 deems to be insufficient.

77. The suspension of authorization shall be lifted if satisfactory corrective measures are completely taken by the authorized person.

Section 20: Revocation of Authorization 

78. If the authorized person further fails to take sufficient corrective actions for a period exceeding three (3) months after the suspension of the authorization, the NRRC may revoke authorization for the facility and/or activities for which the authorization previously was suspended.

79. The authorization of facilities or activities may be revoked without prior suspension for the fol-lowing reasons:

(a) An incident or accident associated with authorized activities significantly impacts radiolog-ical safety.

(b) Any modifications to authorized facilities and/or activities which are associated with a significant radiological risk.

(c) Any modifications to authorized facilities and/or activities which are associated with a significant nuclear security threat or deficiency in the security measures.

(d) Any modifications to authorized facilities and/or activities which affecting compliance with safeguards requirements.

(e) The authorized person permanently fails to comply with all legal and regulatory obliga-tions.

(f) The authorized person permanently fails to satisfy one or more of the conditions for granting the authorization.

80. The NRRC can revoke authorization if it presents associated reasoning.

81. To restart facilities and/or activities for which authorization was revoked, the person shall apply to the NRRC for a new authorization and submission of authorization requirement.

Section 21: Termination of Authorized Facilities and Activities

82. The authorized person intends to terminate operation of an authorized facility and/or an author-ized activity shall apply and submit the following to the NRRC for termination of the respective au-thorization:

(a) A statement that specifies the termination date for the facility and/or activity, and the as-sociated reasoning.

(b) A decommissioning report, if applicable.

83. Termination of an authorized facility and / or activity without prior authorization from the NRRC constitutes a violation to this regulation.

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